Louisa Ollague is senior legislative deputy responsible for policy development in a myriad of issues from welfare, budget, immigration to redistricting for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Gloria Molina for the past ten years.
Previously, she was the Regional Census Director for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Census campaign in Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico where she implemented an aggressive outreach campaign.
In Sacramento, she was Project Director for a UC Davis Medical Center study of cardiovascular disease and memory loss among elderly Latinos funded by the National Institute of Health-a pioneering study of elderly Latinos in the US.
For two years, as associate director for Communities for a Better Environment, she successfully implemented an environmental justice partnership with UCLA-Labor Occupational Safety and Health, UCLA-Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, health practioners and community environmental grassroots organizations in Southeast LA. She has conducted research for the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute in the areas of content analysis, immigration and minority politics.
Louisa is a member of the County Audit Committee and a Commissioner for the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she attended a boarding school (The Lawrenceville School) in the east, graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College and pursued graduate work in political science and history at the Claremont Graduate School.